After a long period of warm, dry weather, it appears that winter has finally caught up with Siskiyou County. Six to 12 inches of snow are expected in Mount Shasta City over the next 24 hours, and one to two feet of snow is possible at elevations above 4,500, according to the National Weather Service.

After a long period of warm, dry weather, it appears that winter has finally caught up with Siskiyou County. Six to 12 inches of snow are expected in Mount Shasta City over the next 24 hours, and one to two feet of snow is possible at elevations above 4,500, according to the National Weather Service.

The details of the storm are detailed in a Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 3,000 feet, which will remain in effect until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Snow levels are expected to waver between 4,000 and 4,500 feet on Tuesday. They are predicted to lower to 3,500 feet this evening to near the valley floors by Wednesday morning, according to the Warning.

The snow is expected to be heavy and wet, with period of heavy snow through Wednesday morning.

Accompanying the snow will be heavy winds. In exposed areas, winds from the south are predicted to be 25 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55 miles per hour, the National Weather Service states. The strongest winds will be over the higher terrain.

The roads will most likely be hazardous, with wet slushy roadways, particularly on Interstate 5 near the Black Butte Summit, Highway 89, near Snowman Summit and Highway 3 through the Scott Valley.

More information about the storm warning can be found at www.forecast.weather.gov. You can also check the roadways by going to www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/cctv/allcams.shtml